Leader of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood Badie suffers heart attack in jail

ByREUTERS
August 31, 2013 19:19

State-run news agency denies report that Badie has died.

Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohamed Badie

Mohamed Badie 370. (photo credit:REUTERS)

CAIRO - Mohamed Badie, the top leader of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood, suffered a heart attack while in jail but his condition has since stabilized, state run al-Ahram newspaper said on Saturday.

State-run news agency MENA denied a report by the private al-Nahar website, that Badie, 70, had died.



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Badie, the Brotherhood's general guide, and many other leaders have been arrested in recent weeks in the toughest crackdown the Islamist group has faced.

Brotherhood spokesman Gehad el-Haddad said he had no information on Badie's health when asked to respond to reports that he had died in prison.


A medical team was sent to Torah prison on the outskirts of Cairo to assess Badie's medical condition earlier on Saturday, a security source told al-Ahram.

The source said his condition has stabilized and that the heart attack resulted from the "bad psychological state that he is going through".
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